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Spread the cost of camp out over time with a payment plan. Get started today for as low as $250!

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Register now, pay later

Spread the cost of camp out over time with a payment plan. Get started today for as low as $250!

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Add a course, save $50

Automatically save $50 when you buy a second camp or course, whether it’s in another topic or for another child!

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Automatically save $50 when you add courses or siblings!

Pay standard tuition for one student to attend a small-group program and receive $50 off for each additional course or sibling.

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Refer a friend, save $25

Register for camp and invite friends to join! You'll earn a $25 credit for each new referral, and your friends save too!

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Refer a friend and save $25. Your friend will save, too.

Once you register for an online or on-campus program, you'll receive a unique Refer-a-Friend code that can be shared with up to ten friends. You'll earn a $25 credit for each new referral, and your friends will save, too!

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  • Students you refer cannot have previously attended an online or on-campus program with iD Tech.
  • Referrals must be made prior to the date your friends' sessions start.
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Java Coding: Build Mods with Minecraft

  • Price: $1,049 (or $250 now + payments)
  • Age: 10 - 12
  • Skill Level: Beginner–Advanced
  • Format: iD Tech Camps | Small-Group, On-Campus
  • Duration: Weeklong program, 8 hours per day

About This Course

Dig into the Minecraft source code to explore the fundamentals of Java, one of the most popular programming languages on the planet! As you unlock new skills, you’ll integrate custom tools, blocks, and mobs into your very own adventure map in this open-ended game. This course introduces Java programming in an accessible way that's sure to prepare you for an exciting future in coding or game development.

Topics Covered

  • Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft
  • Code in Java
  • Create Minecraft mods
  • Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills

Sample Schedule

In this course, students will implement code to add custom game elements into Minecraft using Java.

Here’s a sample of what a week in the course could look like! Please keep in mind that students will progress at varying paces; this is a general outline of the key material and overall student experience. 

To kick off the course, students will set up their modding package and learn how the Minecraft mod code is structured. With this foundational knowledge, they’ll add a custom ore to the game with Java.

Next, students will bring their focus to Minecraft items. They’ll build on previous concepts to create items with customized functionality and textures.

It’s time to build blocks! Students will construct code for custom blocks with unique functionalities and textures, expanding on JSON knowledge with block drops.

Students will employ their modding skills with a personal project. These projects might include creating a custom set of tools, custom armor, and/or using 2D pixel art to customize mods they’ve added to their game.

To wrap up the week, students will finalize their projects, beta-test their work with their peers, and make final adjustments to the mods they’ve added to their game.

Portfolio-Boosting Diploma & Transcript

At the conclusion of your child's course, they will receive an official iD Tech diploma and course transcript outlining the skills they learned over the course of the week.

Learn from the best.

Passion for tech. Unmatched expertise. Personality that brings out the absolute best in your child. With 23 years of experience, we know there's no replacement for the best teacher. It's no surprise that iconic companies like Google, EA, Microsoft, and Disney hire the same talent we do. Our iD Certified instructors possess the whole package of skills that top employers seek.

  • 100% USA-based, adult instructors

  • Recruited from top universities like Stanford, Caltech, and NYU

  • Rigorous background and reference checks

  • Robust training programs and certification

  • Adherence to American Camp Association accredited guidelines

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Frequently Asked Questions

Think mod = modification. There are thousands of Minecraft mods, each of them designed to change the game in some way, whether with a special environment, ways to speed up the game, or some other customization, mods are part of why kids love Minecraft. Plus, they’re a surefire way to motivate kids to learn to code! With the power of Java coding, kids can mod Minecraft - or alter the game’s original code - by adding custom items and blocks to enhance gameplay and expand the open-world game even further.

Minecraft is an excellent way to introduce coding concepts to kids. Constructive game time that incorporates Java is an ideal bridge that connects valuable programming skills with the game kids already love. Learn more about Minecraft coding for kids

By developing programming skills, kids get a competitive edge in the fastest-growing STEM industries. Plus,  Java, a primary language used in all AP computer science classes - not to mention professional programming - is an essential language for any aspiring computer science major and future software engineer! Learn more about Java for kids.

Yes, this course is designed for beginner to advanced students. Our small class size ensures that each student receives individual attention and has the freedom to learn at their own pace.

At our on-campus programs, students get inspired by iconic architecture, learn in our next-gen labs, and get a taste of collegiate life. With our small classes, your child will progress at their own pace with the hottest software and hardware, while learning from carefully-vetted talent sought by companies like Google, Apple, EA, and Disney. They hire who we hire.

As the only STEM educator rooted in 23+ years of legendary camp traditions, we know that when learning is fun, kids and teens stick with it! At camp, students build relationships in a fun and inclusive campus setting, and in between sessions in the labs, can be found diving into high-energy outdoor games and video game tournaments, and bonding over legendary iD traditions like raffles, pie-your-instructor Fridays, and so much more. 

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